More Details of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Processor
Recently, developer Kuba Wojciechowski took to Twitter to share information about the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. The processor is expected to be a significant improvement over the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 series models and comes with a number of features and enhancements.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor has the model number “SM8650” and is known by its internal code name “Lanai” or “Pineapple”. One of the major changes in this chipset is the use of a 2+3+2+1 architecture.
This architecture comprises two Arm “silver” cores codenamed “Hayes” (A5xx), three Arm “gold” cores codenamed “Hunter” (A7xx), two Arm “titanium” cores also codenamed “Hunter” (A7xx), and one Arm “gold+” core codenamed “Hunter ELP” (Xn). While the specific clock frequency information is not yet known, this architecture should enable the processor to handle multiple tasks with ease.
According to the source who shared information about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, this chipset is the first from Qualcomm to introduce a “titanium” cluster. While it is not clear how the titanium cores differ from the gold cluster, the separation is apparently noticeable in the software.
It is speculated that the titanium cores could be configured differently, with more cache or simply clocked at higher frequencies. However, more information about the specific capabilities and features of the titanium cluster will likely be released closer to the official launch of the chipset.
One significant change with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is that it no longer supports 32-bit Android apps and games. This is due to the lack of associated CPU cores, which means that all developers will have to update their apps to a 64-bit architecture. This change is significant because it will force developers to create 64-bit versions of their apps and games to support this chipset, which will enhance the performance and capabilities of the processor.
Another significant feature of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor is the Adreno 750 GPU (Adreno Gen 7.9.0), which is reportedly clocked at 770MHz. This GPU will provide exceptional graphical performance and is expected to deliver a significant improvement over the previous Snapdragon 8 series processors.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor supports Android 14 and Linux Kernel 6.1, which will enable it to run the latest operating systems and provide the best possible user experience. The processor is expected to be mass-produced using TSMC’s improved 4nm process or Samsung’s 3nm process.